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University & Corporate Educator

Entertainment Industry Veteran

Community Leader

"I’ve had the privilege of learning the power of story and mastery from some of the most accomplished storytellers in the world." - Mike Cortese

Career Highlights 

  • Served as Director of Client Services & Special Projects for the artist management firm SEG, Inc.  The firm provided career management services for clients whose collective sales have exceeded (315) million records worldwide. 


  • The roster included Grammy® award-winning artists & producers, a Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, Multi-platinum recordings artists, a New York Times Best Selling author, & an Emmy® nominated composer.


  • Built & managed domestic & international tours, resulting in 97% sell-out.


  • Provided career management services for 3 projects that were nominated for a Grammy® Award. 


  • Led a team of (17) to the highest Net Promoter Score rating in the country. The group was ranked (#1) out of (30) teams.


  • Created curricula & teaches (3) courses for Belmont University in Nashville, TN. 


  • Guest Columnist for The Tennessean®, a Gannett publication.


  • Owner & Chief Curriculum Developer at Elevate Training & Consulting